Marc Chagall, Vue sur Notre-Dame (View of Notre-Dame), 1980

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:Vue sur Notre-Dame (View of Notre-Dame), 1980
Reference:Mourlot 977
Medium:Color lithograph on Arches paper
Image:36 1/4 in x 23 1/4 in (92 cm x 59 cm)
Sheet:45 3/8 in x 29 7/16 in (115.1 cm x 74.7 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50 in the lower left margin.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7042

Historical Description

Marc Chagall’s Vue sur Notre-Dame (View of Notre-Dame), 1980 embodies how Chagall reimaged the Parisian landscape through dreamlike compositions and whimsical colors. The title of this work suggests that the Notre-Dame cathedral will be the main subject, but Chagall’s rendering of this famous Parisian landmark is confined to the background. Rose pink fills the sky and the surface of the water towards the lower half of the image, bathing the overall image in a romantic hue. The figure of a nude female lays at the bottom of the composition, while a blue figure with the upper body of a human and the lower body of a non-descript form appears to glide down through the sky towards the female figure. Marc Chagall’s Vue sur Notre-Dame (View of Notre-Dame), 1980 is less about the cathedral itself and more about the experience of seeing such a beautiful building. Rather than trying to represent the physical structure, Chagall pays homage to the cathedral by visualizing its emotional impact through a dreamlike composition.

 

Created in 1980, Marc Chagall’s Vue sur Notre-Dame (View of Notre-Dame), 1980 is a color lithograph on Arches paper. This work is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in the lower right margin. Numbered from edition of 50 in the lower left margin.

 

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Marc Chagall’s Vue sur Notre-Dame (View of Notre-Dame), 1980 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

 

  1. Gauss, Ulrike. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs. The Sorlier collection. Edited by Ulrike Gauss et. al. New York: Distributed Art Publishers., Inc., 1999. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 977.
  2. Mourlot, Fernand. The Lithographs of Chagall, vol. II 1957-1962. Monté Carlo, 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 977.
  3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

 

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Marc Chagall’s Vue sur Notre-Dame (View of Notre-Dame), 1980 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.